WALLY WHY 200
Motor Boat & Yachting|October 2021
From the creators of the stunning but bonkers 118Wallypower and WHY53, the uber-cool WHY200 has genuine mainstream appeal
Alan Harper

When Wally’s Luca Bassani writes cheques, the results are seldom boring. In 2003 he unveiled the astounding gas-turbine 118Wallypower, a 17,000hp monster that looked like Darth Vader’s dayboat and hit nearly 55 knots. Then in 2009 there was the WHY53. It was described as a ‘floating island’, built on an offshore oil industry ‘Ramform’ hull design and powered by electric motors. With a beam of 125ft (38m) on an overall length of 190ft (58m), it was the size of a mid-size airport terminal.

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